Album Reviews
Album Review: Hawthorne Heights – The Rain Just Follows Me

Album Review: Hawthorne Heights – The Rain Just Follows Me

Hawthorne Heights have come a long way since their 2004 debut album. Obviously, right? It’s to be expected when you’ve been making music for as long as they have. But here’s the really cool thing; even though they’ve traded chuggy guitars for more sparkling tones,...

Album Review: Settle Your Scores – Retrofit

Album Review: Settle Your Scores – Retrofit

Cincinnati five-piece Settle Your Scores are going back to their roots on their latest record, Retrofit, by working with producer Nick Ingram - who also recorded their debut - to release a record brimming with classic pop-punk themes. A lot of this album actually...

Lost Souls: A chat with Matt Flood from Caskets

Lost Souls: A chat with Matt Flood from Caskets

FEATURELost Souls: A chat with Matt Flood from CasketsWords: Renette van der merweFeatureAlbum ReviewFollowing months of anticipation, CASKETS’ debut finally arrives wrapped in black and gold - some of the prettiest cover art of late - but Lost Souls is about so much...

Album Review: As December Falls – Happier

Album Review: As December Falls – Happier

Since 2014, people have been trying to tell As December Falls what to do, and they’ve, in turn, responded by going it alone. Believing in their sound, this hugely independent band have self-released their own albums, including their latest, Happier, and we couldn’t be...

Album Review: The Five Hundred – A World On Fire

Album Review: The Five Hundred – A World On Fire

Nottingham's metalcore five-piece, The Five Hundred, are set to release A World On Fire, this Friday. Their latest album expands upon its well-received predecessor, Bleed Red, which captivated metal listeners with its 8-string, Meshuggah-inspired djent grooves,...

Album Review: Felicity – Dear Universe

Album Review: Felicity – Dear Universe

Thank the music gods for Finch. For without them, FElICITY may not have existed and that’s just not a reality we’re comfortable living in. What started as a mutual love of the post-hardcore trailblazers between Damien Fagiolino and guitarist Andrew Rapier blossomed...

Album Review: Beartooth – Below

Album Review: Beartooth – Below

Midwest metalcore giants, Beartooth find themselves on the precipice of releasing their fourth studio album and that album, in turn, finds them at their meanest. For a band who have always been simmering; anger, disappointment, pain and suicidal ideation tempered only...

Album Review: Free Throw – Piecing It Together

Album Review: Free Throw – Piecing It Together

Throughout their career Free Throw have always had a knack for combining the introspective and sensitive nature of emo with the infectious energy of pop punk, and it’s served them well on all three of their previous albums. So what’s different on album number...

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